Bloomberg Politics (4/24, Stohr, Butters, 201K) reports that the Supreme Court on Monday “cleared the way for General Motors Co. to potentially face billions of dollars in legal claims over a deadly ignition-switch defect, turning away the carmaker’s appeal in a clash connected to its 2009 bankruptcy sale.” The court “left intact a federal appeals … Continue reading Amarillo Product Liability Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Supreme Court turns away GM’s appeal over ignition claims.
Photo provided by Google. Roll Call (3/28, Lesniewski, 63K) reports, “The Senate Republicans’ deployment of the ‘nuclear option’ to change the chamber’s rules” to confirm Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch “is so inevitable that senators are already moving on to the next debate.” Sen. Bob Corker said, “We’re on this spiral downward, and obviously, the … Continue reading Amarillo’s Top Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Roll Call analysis: Senate “nuclear option” all but inevitable for Neil Gorsuch confirmation.
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The U.S. Supreme Court will review the death penalty case of a Fort Worth man who shot and killed a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother at a children’s birthday party. The high court said Friday it would look into a legal distinction between ineffective lawyering in the trial court and during state appeals. Erick Davila, … Continue reading Amarillo’s Top Criminal Defense Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Supreme Court to Review Texas Death Penalty Case
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On its website, NBC News (6/23, 2.54M) says a report from Transportation Department’s inspector general on the investigation into defective GM ignition switches “contends NHTSA failed to properly review safety issues and then didn’t take required action against automakers when problems were discovered,” and that the agency failed to properly train or supervise staff. Additionally, … Continue reading GM Ignition Case: NHTSA Federal Agency Overlooked Safety Issues, Says Auditor’s Report
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The AP (6/20) reports that General Motors has added at least 243,000 US and Canadian compact hatchbacks to its list of recalls for faulty Takata air bags. The new recalls involve passenger air bags on Pontiac Vibes made from 2003 to 2007. The cars were designed by Toyota and made at “a jointly owned factory … Continue reading Product Liability: GM Adds 243,000 Cars to Faulty Air-Bag Recall
Reuters (6/15, Dye) reports that Plaintiffs suing GM filed an amended complaint on Friday accusing the company of fraud and alleging that it violated racketeering laws by concealing problems with a faulty ignition switch. The complaint also seeks class status for those who owned or leased a GM car between 2009 and 2014, or purchased … Continue reading GM Ignition Cases: Plaintiffs Accuse GM of Fraud, Racketeering.
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In continuing coverage, Bloomberg News (6/11, Lee, 3.81M) reports that on Tuesday, several months after a jury in Texas agreed that Trinity Industries had “defrauded taxpayers,” the judge ordered the guardrail maker to pay $663 million, with $199 million going to whistle-blower Joshua Harman “and the rest to the government.” According to the report, this … Continue reading National Legal News: Judge Orders Trinity to Pay $663 Million
The AP (6/1, Gordon) reports Takata Corp. has declared 33.8 million air bags defective in an agreement with NHTSA regulators. It’s the biggest auto-safety recall in US history. The AP adds that a top Takata Corp executive says the company plans to “replace the chemical in its air bags that has been linked to a … Continue reading Supreme Court Case: Takata Corp, NHTSA Agree to Recall 33.8 Million Airbags in Largest Recall in US History
NBC Nightly News (6/1, story 3, 1:55, Holt, 7.86M) reported on “a major decision from the Supreme Court,” affecting “every American that uses social media.” NBC (Williams) added, “In a decision applying to the 200 million Americans who use social media, the court said that just because a message causes genuine fear, that doesn’t make … Continue reading Supreme Court Cases: High Court Overturns Conviction of Man Accused of Posting Threats on Facebook
The Food Safety News (5/28, 2K) reports that Colorado-based natural grocery chain Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc. “is recalling two lots of Natural Grocers brand macadamia nuts as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.” While the FDA found samples of the product that tested positive for Salmonella, the company has … Continue reading FDA Warnings: Colorado Natural Grocery Recalls Macadamia Nuts Due to Salmonella Risk